Seattle Presents Lecture: Jasmine Brown with Negarra Kudumu

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Seattle Presents Lecture: Jasmine Brown with Negarra Kudumu

Negarra Kudumu, Adult Programs educator, Frye Art Museum and artist Jasmine Brown will talk about the power of portraiture in the gallery.

Please join us for lecture and discussion Thursday, May 12th from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Jasmine Brown lives in Tacoma, WA and earned her B.F.A. from Howard University and M.A. from UCLA. Her artwork is in the collections of the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience and the Trayvon Martin Foundation. Brown is influenced by the sacred art of several world religions and artworks. From African masks, Voodoo textiles, Buddhist thangkas to Russian and Ethiopian icons, they all have ceremonial significance and spiritual potency that she strives to embody in her work.

For Brown, the media coverage of murdered youth has a voyeuristic curiosity and quality, as if dead children were merely fictional characters in an episode of a popular crime drama. On the other hand, the artist views purely journalistic coverage of these deaths as too detached to fully acknowledge the humanity of the victims or the depth of their relatives’ grief.

Negarra A. Kudumu is an independent scholar with a profound interest in cultural production and consumption, and the ways in which it is expressed through language. Currently she serves in multiple capacities: arts educator, public programmes curator, writer, researcher, editor and translator. She maintains an expertise in contemporary art of the African diaspora with a growing base of knowledge in the contemporary art of South Asia and its diaspora. Her intellectual interests reside at the intersections of contemporary art, curation and critical theory.

Negarra is Educator at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, WA where she develops and manages adult education and public programs. She is also contributing writer and the Culture and Politics Editor for The Postcolonialist, and a contributing writer at Art Radar Journal.

Accessibility is a top priority for the Office of Arts & Culture; please email arts.culture@seattle.gov or call (206) 684-7372 with specific accessibility needs.

Photo Caption: Till and the Talahatchie. Egg tempera and gold leaf. 12" x 14"

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